Organizing Ideas for the Weekend: Planning for Christmas | From Overwhelmed to Organized: Organizing Ideas for the Weekend: Planning for Christmas

Friday, November 22, 2013

Organizing Ideas for the Weekend: Planning for Christmas

Happy Friday!  Ready for another organizing idea for your weekend?

Christmas is just over a month away!  Does that make you excited or stressed?  Maybe a bit of both.  Most of us want to be able to enjoy ourselves during this special season.  But we often have so many tasks on our to-do list and so many events on our calendars that we end up being overwhelmed and tired throughout the month.

In order to experience more peace and joy, it's important to plan ahead and simplify as much as possible.  I'll be sharing lots of ideas in the next few weeks about this, and I'm going to kick things off today by sharing some Christmas planners and printables to help you get organized.

  • Find out what those on your list are hoping for.  This "wish list" printable is cute and helps kids think about the difference between wants and needs.  I also love the the idea of experiences and giving tied into a wish list.  Helps take the focus off of just getting stuff!

de Jong Dream House

  •  Plan the gifts you intend to purchase to avoid over-buying.

Achieving Creative Order

  • Budgeting for Christmas spending will help reduce that overwhelming bill in January.  I love that this one is not just about gifts, but also includes meals, cards, and decorations.

Mary Organizes

  • For an overall Christmas planner with all kinds of different printables, here are 3 free options.  You can download the pages that will be most helpful to you from one or all of these.  

A Typical English Home
 {You can also click her Printables tab and scroll down to download her planner from last year}

Living Well Spending Less

Christmas Your Way

I shared other Christmas related Organizing Ideas for the Weekend posts last year.  You can see those on my Weekend Ideas tab.

You can also find more Christmas organizing ideas on my Christmas Organizing board on Pinterest. 

 This weekend, spend some time organizing for Christmas!  It's not too late to get started!  A little planning and organizing now can go a long way towards a less overwhelming holiday season. 

How do you organize for Christmas?  Do you plan your gift list, budget, meals, events, or decorations?  What overwhelms you the most during the Christmas season?

Happy organizing and have a great weekend!

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